The career of Chloé Sainte-Marie in five souvenir photos

Chloé Sainte-Marie's career in five souvenir photos


Outstanding role

35 years ago, the little girl from Saint-Eugène-de-Grantham, born Marie-Aline Joyal, 25, became the muse by Gilles Carle. You could see her in the filmmaker's film, The Wasp. She will play a few years later in La postière, then she will launch a first album L'emploi de mon temps, the beginning of a long musical adventure.

Taming the stage

Autumn 1988. Chloé was on stage for the first time in her career. She played in Quebec in the darkly humorous play La Terre est une pizza, by Gilles Carle, alongside the late Richard Niquette. Having become blonde for her role, she confessed to the mad stage fright that had kept her awake for the nights before the premiere.

Paris under the spell

Early 1990. Period of success for Chloé Sainte-Marie, the blonde or the brunette. After countless performances in France of Gilles Carle's play, La Terre est une pizza, the actress was the subject of dozens of glowing articles in French magazines, participated in TV shows popular and accumulated role proposals.

Only the beginning

Thirty years ago, Chloé followed the film La postière at festivals in several countries around the world with Gilles Carle. The actress and singer had taken an apartment in Paris for a few years. She had just shot in France in the film La billionaire alongside Nicole Courcel. She was soon to launch her first album. 

First album

Nearly 30 years ago, when the beautiful Chloé launched the country music video The Marriage Proposal, filmed by his famous companion, Gilles Carle. It was the second extract from the first album of his career, L'emploi de mon temps, on which big names in cinema had collaborated, including filmmaker Fernando Arrabal.

    < li>Chloé Sainte-Marie recently launched her book-disc Maudit Silence, title referring to the absence of school teaching of “The true History”. There are 18 poems (including one by Nancy Huston and Jack Kerouac) from the Three Americas through 13 indigenous, Latin and Creole languages, as well as an initial text by Joséphine Bacon. The project was born thanks to the meeting of singer and geographer Jean Morisset (Sur la piste du Canada errant) who signs d elsewhere the historic art book that accompanies the album.
  • The singer has just started the tour of her new show Damned Quiet. She is accompanied on stage by two musicians, including Yves Desrosiers. Directed by Philippe Cyr (J’aime Hydro) and Émilie Monnet. See
  • Chloé, who took care for 18 years of Gilles Carle, suffering from the disease of Parkinson's, has become the voice of caregivers. She founded the Maison Gilles-Carle Foundation, which provides places of respite across Quebec.